As anti-corruption efforts stagnate worldwide, human rights and democracy are also underneath assault. The authors wish to thank the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Secrétariat Général de la Défense et de la Sécurité Nationale, and the European Climate Foundation, without whose monetary assist this research would not have been possible. The project relied more than something on the tireless work of ECFR’s 28 researchers across Europe, to whom the authors are deeply indebted. Ultimately, the method of developing an EU Indo-Pacific technique has been inherently useful. It has triggered a debate in Europe past France, Germany, and the Netherlands and thereby moved the Indo-Pacific up the European agenda.
There can be broad settlement concerning the urgency of European funding in world infrastructure, to facilitate commerce and mobility. There is no clear dialogue about multilateral requirements for quality infrastructure funding. Discussion of connectivity in Sweden does not focus solely on infrastructure, but also on digital and human connectivity, in addition to sustainability, green growth, and rules-based competitors.